January 6, 2018, marked the 52nd birthday of Sharon Cuneta.
Having been in the business for more than four decades, the Megastar has made solid friendships with fellow stars—some of whom are Sharonians.
Ara Mina, for example, proudly calls Sharon her idol, and dedicates a birthday post every year.
On Instagram, the mom of Mandy wrote, "Before I sleep tonight. I want to greet of course my ate, my sis, my friend, my Idol, my inspiration a Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!
"@reallysharoncuneta, ang pinaka-favorite actress ko mula noon hanggang ngayon...
"Yes, I’m a proud #Sharonian. It’s a dream come true na maging close po ako sa inyo pero mas lalong dream come true pag nakatrabaho na po kita. Yun na lang kulang sa showbiz career ko.
"I’m so happy dahil gumawa kayo ulit ng movie at super blockbuster siya...
"Nagwatch siyempre ako, ang ganda ng movie at walang kupas ang Ate ko. Anyway, I wish you all the best in life, good health and stay sexy.
"Mandy and I love you!"
Vina Morales, whose name in real life is Sharon Magdayao, was named after the birthday girl.
Posting a photo of her idol with her daughter, the then-baby Ceana, Vina's caption read: "I still get star struck when I see you, ate. I’m a #sharonian forever...May God bless you more and more.
"Happy birthday, ate @reallysharoncuneta. Stay happy. We love seeing you so happy."
Since 2002, the year Sharon's movie, Magkapatid, with Judy Ann Santos was released, the two actresses have been very good friends.
See how Juday' greeted her ate: "Happy birthday, my dearest ate. Hindi ko maintindihan bakit wala tayong picture na magkasama!?
"Pag nagkita tayo hindi kita tatantanan ng selfie talaga!
"mahal na mahal kita! Sampu ng iyong buong pamilya. stay happy, ate!"
Zsa Zsa Padilla attended the "biglaan" party for the Megastar, who considers the former her best friend.
In fact, Sharon was the bridged that linked Zsa Zsa to her fiancé Conrad Onglao.
"Love you, my Shawie," said the ASAP mainstay.
Of course, Sharon's daughters did not forget to greet their mom.
Both ladies posted on their respective Instagram pages a throwback photo of the Megastar.
Here's Frankie's greeting: "happy birthday to this flawless young lady, I’m really obsessed with you and I think I will be forever.
"love you endlessly mama ko."
KC called her mom "my shining star."
Lastly, her husband, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, also posted a meaningful message.
"Happy birthday to my sweetheart of nearly 24 years!
"This birthday is extra special because it comes at a time when after a period of setbacks, heartaches, pain, after a truly challenging period you have not just survived but have triumphed.
"I am so proud of you and what you have accomplished knowing the countless treacherous mountains you had to climb and the many horrible dragons you had to slay to do so.
"I pray for your good health, your safety, and protection, your success and most importantly your happiness always.
"I know everlasting love is not easy and yet here we are still committed to try with all our hearts to make it happen and doing so one day at a time. With God's grace, love, our love for one another, will conquer all.
"I will always be here for you cheering you on.
"Finding ways, day in and day out, to look out for you, to care for you, to make things right with and for you and to love you, dearly, truly, wholeheartedly now, always, forever."